Community Development Worker and Youth Advocate
Melissa is a community development worker and youth advocate who is passionate about sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has worked in Chile, Georgia, and Indonesia on development projects focusing on youth rights and women's health initiatives. She is the founder of the York Region Youth Sexual Health Empowerment Network and a World Contraception Day Ambassador for 2016. She is also a Women Deliver Young Leader and is undergoing her Masters of Science in Public Policy and Human Development at United Nations University in Maastricht, Netherlands.